Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pink Snow

Yes it really does snow in Australia! I know it's hard to believe maybe for my international readers but Australia isn't permanently in the midst of a heat wave, we do actually have four seasons and in my part of Oz we have a pretty chilly winter. It doesn't snow in the heart of Melbourne but you can drive for about two hours and find yourself in the midst of a beautiful white wonderland depending on the direction you go. My friend and I headed to Mount Donna Buang to see the snow for ourselves and had a pretty fun time making snow balls and throwing them at each other. The snow season is sadly now over for another year, but I think I'm going to try and make the effort to go every year from now on.

Outfit details
Pink Bomber Jacket Show Time in Sydney's Chinatown (the mall housing this boutique is AMAZING and my number one spot to shop in Sydney!)
Pink Turtle Neck Jumper Gorman
Stripe Glitter Dress Gorman
Pink Cableknit Tights Obus
Pink Glitter Boots Golden Ponies
Pink Pom Pom Beanie Gorman
Pink Earmuffs Daiso
Pink Gloves H&M
Pink Backpack Ebay
Pink Pom Pom Charm Seed Heritage
Pink Flower Bangle Materiel

I couldn't be wearing more pink if I tried!

Pink Pom Pom Beanie Gorman
Pink Earmuffs Daiso

My sister gave me these super kawaii gloves from H&M. I don't recommend making snowballs with them though as they're not waterproof and your hands will freeze like mine did!

Pink Gloves H&M
Pink Flower Bangle Materiel

Truth be told these are not the best boots to be wearing in the snow, I actually changed into a pair of gumboots I brought along after we shot these photos. But they look super duper freaking awesome!

Pink Cableknit Tights Obus
Pink Glitter Boots Golden Ponies

My love of backpacks never dies!

Pink Backpack Ebay
Pink Pom Pom Charm Seed Heritage

This jacket is all kinds of amazing. Those little patches also say "Leave Me Alone" - how freaking perfect is that?

Pink Bomber Jacket Show Time in Sydney's Chinatown

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Long Lost Tokyo

 These photos are actually from late last year whilst I was still in Tokyo. My friend Yalei took them for me while we were out shopping in Harajuku on one of my last days, and then somehow with the madness of my last minute packing to come home I lost the SD card that these photos were on. That is until today. I am so happy to unerath them as they're such cute photos of a really fun outfit from a really fun day. I can't believe that it was nearly a year ago that I was over there, and that this year for the first time in a long time I'm not going over. 2016 has been a big year of change for me as you all probably know, but I am definitely making plans to head back to Tokyo in 2017, for now I have these photos to remember it by.

Outfit details
Dress Marimekko Tokyo (This dress was apparently exclusive for Japan)
Pink coat Tailor made in Hoi An Vietnam
Pastel pink tights We Love Colors plus size tights
Earrings Kitsu
Bangle Tsumori Chisato
Pink bag Uniqlo
Bag charm Monki
Pins old Gorman, similar from Creepy gals
Pink Brogues Topshop

 I was staying in a guesthouse with no iron, oh the creasey nightmares.

 I was trying out Igari makeup, which was and maybe still is the most popular makeup trend in Tokyo. Basically it is all about under eye blush. Forget contouring, try Igari! Created by top Japanese makeup artist Igari Shinobu, the original inspiration for the look was hangovers, this season it is gaijin baby (Caucasian baby) with even more blush! You see it everywhere, especially around Harajuku. It's meant to make you look youthful and doll like, what do you think? Personally on me I feel like it makes me look old and like I have some kind of rash. I think I'll leave it to the girls in their late teens and early twenties from now on haha.

Earrings Kitsu
Pins old Gorman, similar from Creepy gals

 I got my nails done at Beautik in Laforet in Harajuku. I think it's a really cute idea, just doing the ends, plus it can last a lot longer because it already looks grown out to begin with.

Flower bangle Tsumori Chisato | Pins old Gorman, similar from Creepy gals | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink flower ring Paris Kids Harajuku

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Purple Rain

This year is my 10th year of blogging, which is actually crazy to me. I can't believe that it was 10 years ago, on September 1 2006 that I began this blog. As the anniversary draws ever closer I feel myself reflecting on what an incredible 10 years it has been, although it really doesn't feel like it's been 10 years since I moved to Tokyo and had the best year of my life. The years following saw my blog grow in ways I never expected nor could have imagined when I first began, and my life change in so many ways over the years, which is especially true of the past year. There's been so much change recently that I have been neglecting my blog, but I'm hoping to change that now and post more frequently. These photos were actually taken over a month ago but the outfit is still a firm favourite. I love all the purple hues that bring the look together.

Outfit details
Denim jacket Vintage from WC Harajuku
Dress House of Holland
Tights old season City Chic
Flatform shoes Gorman
Backpack A shop in Noosa
Earrings ASOS
Bangle McKean Studio Tokyo City Bangle

I actually wanted this dress for ages, as I actually saw it in one of House of Holland's Tokyo stockists late last year but they only had size 8 in store. I finally took the plunge and bought it when ASOS had a sale around Easter. So yeah I've had it a little while now but only just getting around to blogging it.

Dress House of Holland

I'm slowly adding patches to my vintage denim jacket I bought in Tokyo. Can't wait until it's fully covered.
Denim jacket Vintage from WC Harajuku
Patches Vintage from Tokyo, Skinnydip via ASOS, Ohh Deer via ASOS, Save Yourself Shop

I got my first ever tattoo recently by my friend Tessa, an apprentice tattooist doing amazing work. I feel bad that all I wanted was a small love heart on my index finger when her beautiful botanical flowers are where it's at, but who knows I may still decide to get one of those, but for now I am content with my cute little love heart, a nice reminder to love myself after the tough couple of months I've had. Btw how awesome are my pom pom eyelashes by Shu Umera I picked up in Tokyo?

Tattoo Tessa Claire
Earrings ASOS

I adore this Tokyo bangle by Sydney design dyo McKean Studio. It features all my favourite elements of Tokyo, from swan boats to Tokyo Tower and Mt Fuji. Wearing it brings back so many fond memories of my favourite city in the world.

Bangle McKean Studio Tokyo City Bangle

These Elke Kramer x Gorman collaboration flatforms are just so freaking incredible. Purchasing them was a no brainer. It started to rain at this point in the mini #ootd photo shoot so please excuse the droplets of water - not ideal or professional blogger looking at all.

Flatform shoes Gorman

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Last weekend I went on an amazing road trip with a guy from tinder (lol) down to the Macedon Ranges, staying in the nicest hotel room I think I've ever stayed in as it had a huge spa with an amazing view out over the mountains which you can see over on my instagram. The next day we woke up and got brunch in Woodend before making our way over to Hanging Rock for the day. I was still a little sick from my bout of glandular fever which had flared up my asthma so I was only able to climb up to the halfway point but that was beautiful enough. I wore my new (to me) Kuwaii dress from the kinda recent Magic Designer Sale which I thought would look stunning beside the rock formations for my photos, and I was right!

Outfit details
Dress Kuwaii
Pink leather jacket Gorman
Pink skivvy Uniqlo Heattech
Earrings Kitsu
Navy tights City Chic
Pink backpack ASOS
Pink brogues Topshop

I got so many compliments in the town that day, I forget sometimes that my extreme pink matchy matchy style stands out in the sea of black and grey that everyone in the world seems to wear. Give me bright colours any day!

I felt so free! It's so nice to see some nature every once in a while.

Not going to lie, kinda vibing myself without glasses recently.

Earrings Kitsu

Pink pom pom Kmart but it broke so my friend Jack Mannix gave me a safety pin from his ear #punkrock
Pink backpack ASOS

I've been a fan of McKean Studio's work for a while and had been waiting for them to release a Tokyo version of their city bangles, so when they finally did and it included my favourite things in the word - swan boats - in a pastel purple'y pink I just had to buy it. It's so freaking awesome!

Pink waves ring Frapbois Tokyo
Pink flower ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Bangle McKean Studio Tokyo City Bangle

I've worn these shoes to death!

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Twoobs with my bff!

 When the lovely sister duo Jess and Stef from the wildly successful How Two Live blog messaged me to ask if me and my bff wanted to each have a pair of their new shoe line Twoobs I jumped at the chance. The sister's have a pretty similar aesthetic to me - bright, fun, colourful and playful with a love of high platforms and their new shoe range reflects that. My bff Lauren, otherwise knows as Laurie Luxe, is a HUGE fan of orange, just about as much of a fun of the colour as I am of pink so it was perfect that the shoes came in both our favourite colours. Twoobs are made with besties in mind, you can never have too many shoes or friends. However I'll only ever have one bestie, Lauren means the world to me so it was great to be able to share something with her from my blog. Thanks Jess and Stef (。♥‿♥。)

Outfit details

Laurie Luxe
Top Ginkgo from Vietnam
Floral pants Vintage
Watch From Japan
Orange platform shoes Twoobs Tishy//Tash

Fashion Hayley
Top Camille Walala x Gorman
Skirt Eat Me Do
Heart lollu pop earrings WC by Wakatsuki Chinatsu Harajuku
Flower bangle Materiel Design
Rings Paris Kids Harajuku
Pink platform shoes Twoobs Amanda//Mavis

 Bffs 4eva!

 #orangecore VS #pinkcore

Our Twoobs! We both love them, so comfy, so bright and such a good platform height!

 Always laughing with this one!

All of the smiles!